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    Who's in the Dog House?

    Joel La Follette - Thursday, March 12, 2015
    No, I didn't screw up, this time. Brian really did take the photo at the top of the page of Bryan. Confused? Me too. You see, Brian Silvey is the number one guide on the Sandy according to the number two guide on the Sandy, (Marty somebody) and Bryan Peterson is my number one guy when it comes to payroll. I like doing business with people who fish and as you can see, Bryan fishes. Sometimes even with Brian. Now, before you hit the delete key let me explain.

    Bryan sent me a fishing report from his adventures this past week and included this photo. His report eluded to his turning 50 and his residence in the doghouse for bringing along his love interest without explaining the day in greater detail. Some critical issues were excluded from description of the adventure, causing Bryan to lose a few points. Mostly having to do with waders as a fashion statement and the restroom facilities along the river, which means there aren't any. These things of course rarely cross the mind of an angler bent on chasing winter Steelhead so Bryan's should not reside in the pooch palace for long. I thought it best to focus on the positive aspects of his report and leave the drama out and so here I provide my interpretation.

    Bryan caught fish. Even in the low water conditions we found ourselves in last week, Bryan and his nine year old son, Adam, landed fish on a coastal stream, on swung flies. No beads and bobbers for these guys. Three fish to hand on the coast before heading to the Sandy the next weekend where Bryan’s stint in the Bow Wow Hotel started. In all fairness it did sound like things were tempered by a beautiful sunny day allowing for some vitamin D intake. All in all I think our payroll guy came out fine with one tanned girlfriend and a nice 15lb wild fish to hand. Am sure a nice dinner out on the town will clear the slate.

    Meanwhile, as the clouds move in for the weekend anglers are torn between the hunt for Steelhead and the chance to toss dry flies at Trout. Skwalas have taken to wing in the valley and March Brown are also filing flight plans. The warmer cloudy weather is perfect for those interested in drifting the McKenzie, Willamette or Santiam rivers this coming week. If this weather pattern holds in the coming weeks look for the Caddis to show up a few weeks early.

    Even still the Steelhead call is strong and after swinging through low water for the last few weeks, Spey casters are looking forward to a freshening of all Oregon streams with this current weather event. Forecasts don’t have things getting too out of hand, with dropping rivers by Monday. Of course we will have to see what truly comes to pass, but it is encouraging.

    With the Clackamas and Sandy river bumping up a bit with the rain we should see improvement in the catch rate even though both streams produced for those willing to put in the time during the low water. The first summer fish of the year has made it’s way over Willamette Falls so I guess we’re rolling solid into spring. Dry line tactics are on the horizon.

    Further south, the North Umpqua is a spring favorite and not as populated as some metro rivers. Fish are all the way up into the Camp Water at Steamboat, but remember it is important to avoid spawning fish. There are places that are easy to see that these fish have staged to spawn and we should leave them alone. Be smart, protect the resource and have fun. See you on the water. 

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